Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Jonathan Batten, Euston QuahNaoyuki Yoshino, and Partha Sen will join the conference as keynote speakers:

Jonathan Batten is professor of finance in the Department of Banking and Finance at Monash University, Australia. Prior to this position, he worked at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Seoul National University, Korea. He is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and currently serves as the Editor of Emerging Markets Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and Finance Research Letters. He is currently the President of EBES. His current research interests include: Financial market development and risk management; spread modelling arbitrage and market integration; and the investigation of the non-linear dynamics of financial prices.

Euston Quah is professor of economics and head of the Department of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a prolific writer with publications in well-known international journals such as World Development, Applied Economics, Environment and Planning, Journal of Environmental Management, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, among others, and 6 books. Professor Quah is the editor of the Singapore Economic Review and co-editor of International Gambling Studies. He is also the President of Economic Society of Singapore and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, IPS (National University of Singapore). Professor Euston Quah's areas of expertise are environmental economics, resource allocation and cost-benefit analysis, law and economics and household economics.

Naoyuki Yoshino is the Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute and Professor Emeritus at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Professor Yoshino has held visiting positions at several institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States), University of New South Wales (Australia), Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (France), and University of Gothenburg (Sweden). He has also been an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a professor of economics at Keio University. He has also worked in numerous government committees. He was the Director of the Japan Financial Services Agency's Financial Research Center where he is currently the Chief Advisor. He has served as Chairperson of the Japanese Ministry of Finance's Council on Foreign Exchange as well as its Fiscal System Council and been a Board Member of the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan and President of the Financial System Council of the Government of Japan. His papers were published in many leading journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Macroeconomics. He obtained honorary doctorates from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in 2004 and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) in 2013. He holds a PhD in economics degree from Johns Hopkins University (United States).

Partha Sen obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics. He was a professor at the Delhi School of Economics from 1996 to 2011 (when he took early retirement) and Reader in Economics from 1990-1996. He has also held full-time appointments at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the London School of Economics and the University of Bristol; and visiting appointments, among others, at University of Michigan, HKUST, NUS, NTU and City University, Hong Kong. His papers have been published in journals like the International Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He was the Editor of the Indian Economic Review from 1997 to 2007. His areas of interest are macroeconomics, international economics and environmental economics. He is a member of the CESifo Munich's research network.

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